Google is taking aim at a Facebook dominated market by introducing its own sign in button for Google+ users. Up to this point, Facebook Connect has been the most popular way for websites to allow users to sign in quickly using an existing social account, but Google is hoping to put a dent in that with the introduction of this new feature from Google Plus.
Google is hoping to differentiate its service from Facebook by giving users more control over the content shared from websites. Many people who have used Facebook Connect have shared something they did not want to at least one point, and Google is hoping to change that. Google is implementing extra options, so when a user signs in with their Google account, they will be given an extra layer of control, which is great for privacy.
Just like Facebook, most people already have a Google account, which makes this a useful feature from the search giant. Facebook’s aim was always to become your one online identity, and Google is looking to take that title, which just turns the social network war up a few more notches.
The button will work just like the Facebook buttons you see all over the web. Users simply click “Sign in With Google” and their information will be pulled in, and they will be ready to use the site as a registered user.
Time will tell if this actually puts a dent in Facebook’s dominance in this department, but more options are never a bad thing. What do you think? Will you sign into sites with your Google account? Let us know in the comments section below.
Source: Business Insider